Employment Support Advisor

Location: Horndean

Closing date: 19/10/2020

Salary: £23,989.73 - £29,321.01 per annum (plus comprehensive benefits)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Hours per week: 22.5

About us

We’re Abri, a housing association based in the south of England. One of the largest in fact. We've got 35,000 homes and 1,400 colleagues. And if all our 80,000 residents lived in the same place, we’d have a town roughly the size of Guildford.

We’re a passionate bunch. We think we can make a real difference. Homelessness, poverty, inequality, a lack of affordable housing. They’re all linked. They’re issues that affect so many, young and old alike. And we don’t think that’s right. We want to give people the chance to dream big and be who they want to be. Homes are at the heart of everybody’s lives. And we exist to help make good homes, and good lives a reality for everyone.

About you

We’ve all got different backgrounds, strengths and experiences. But we share the same values. It’s these shared values that bring us together as one team.

Our colleagues embrace these every day. Be the difference to our customers and colleagues, always curious and look for better solutions, achieve together by working in partnership with others, own it openly through working with others in an open and honest way, and finally embrace possibility and see changes and challenges as welcomed opportunities.

If you share our values and want to make a real difference in the world, you’re on to a winner and we’d love to hear from you! 

Your new role

Do you want to make a difference?  Do you want to be part of a national award-winning Employment Support team?  Then we need you!

You’ll join our Employment Support and Training (EST) team in supporting our residents and those within our communities by working with them to overcome personal barriers and helping them to reach their employment and training goals.  

No two days will be the same in this role so enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and a genuine passion for wanting to make a difference will all be essential as you’ll support our customers into work by:

•    engaging with them and understanding their needs, signposting them to external agencies if needed
•    writing and developing individual support plans so each customer has their unique, tailored approach to help them reach their goals
•    helping develop their CVs and cover letters as well as offering practical interview advice 
•    assisting them in overcoming any personal barriers they have that prevents them from finding employment or training

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of likeminded colleagues as committed and passionate as you are in making a real difference in peoples’ lives.  

Like the sound of it? Then we’d love to hear from you!

What you can expect from us

We want our colleagues at all levels to be bold, inspiring and not afraid to speak up and be their authentic selves.

Your wellbeing is really important to us, so you can expect a competitive reward package to ensure you and your family are supported at work and at home.

We’ll work with you to help you reach your goals through personal development plans and our in-house People Development team.

Depending on your role you may need to work a set shift pattern, or you may have greater flexibility to choose when and where you work. Either way, we strive to ensure all colleagues have a degree of flexibility to attend life’s important events. 

Be yourself

Abri is committed to promoting an inclusive culture. We want our colleagues to bring their individual differences, life experiences and knowledge into the workplace and we welcome their contribution to our amazing company. Everyone is different, everyone is unique.

Interviews will be held via Microsft Teams.

This is maternity cover for up to six months.  The hours are 22.5 per week, but we’re open to hearing which days you’d prefer to work these hours over.

To our agency friends

We already have a number of carefully selected agency partners who know our business well and who support our in-house recruitment team during exceptionally busy periods. We’re not looking to add to our preferred supplier list right now but if you’d like to be considered at a future date please don’t hesitate to register on our procurement portal.


The closing date for this job has now passed.